Originally Posted by lynn893
Well, it's taken me 4 days, but I've finally reached the end of this topic.
I must say, to everyone who's posted pictures of their finished projects, that these are absolutely beautiful!!
I am in the process right now of looking for some cotton / linen yarn to do this. I especially love how it turned out in the green (Mary).
I'm also thinking (due to the discussion) that I'll do this in size 6 needles. (Did you guys start on one size dpn's and then go to the same size circulars?)
I'm sure that once I actually start on this project, I'll be posting lots of questions, I only hope that someone is still on this particular thread when that happens...
Welcome to the KAL. Don't worry, we are here to help and answer your questions, regardless if we are done with it. That is why I really like these forums here, everyone is really great and VERY helpful.
I used to do DPN's now I do Magic Loop (And I love it now that I finally got how to do it) If anyone is looking for another option than DPN's, go to www.youtube.com
and type in magic loop knitting in the search field. I think that Amy's tutorial on here is good, but there are a few others that sort of explained it differently and was easier for me to get.
A lot of the members on here start off with smaller DPN's to do the center motif then graduate to the larger/correct size to finish the pattern. It's just best to swatch and see what you like better and also if it's not too tight on your needles.
I am working on a pattern now that has a lot of mesh and I swatched this about four times to see what size I liked best. I feel that if you're going to put all this time and effort into this, make sure you're happy with it from the beginning.
I normally just start with the needle size that is recommended for the yarn weight and go from there. I knit on the tighter side, so I usually go up a size. But since I got the Options from Knit Picks, I have gone down a size. So, it just all depends.
Good luck on your Egeblad and ask away, we are here for you and everyone else!